ISBN 9781901346633,Genetics for Pediatricians

Genetics for Pediatricians


Remedica Books



Remedica Books

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9781901346633

ISBN-10 1901346633


Number of Pages 250 Pages
Language (English)

Medical genetics

A new volume in the Genetics Series ? convenient reference guides designed to help clinicians apply the wealth of new genetic information to their clinical practice. The series is edited by medical geneticist Eli Hatchwell of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, and each book is authored by respected authorities in the field.

Genetic testing now plays an important role in the investigation of almost every child who presents with one of the many commonly inherited disorders that make a major contribution to pediatric morbidity and mortality throughout the world. It can be difficult for even the most conscientious practitioner to keep abreast of developments and to appreciate both the significance and relevance of some of the major discoveries of recent years ? the number of conditions that have been mapped or in which the causative gene has been isolated is vast.

In this book, coverage has been restricted to the more common single-gene disorders that are likely to be encountered in general pediatric practice, with particular attention focused on those in which molecular analysis can play an important role in the diagnosis or management of a child and his or her family.

For pediatricians, medical geneticists, and genetics counselors.